Roy Keane has claimed Wayne Rooney will not take penalties for Manchester United anymore as Sir Alex Ferguson will be fuming with his latest miss.
The comments from the former Old Trafford favourite come after Rooney’s missed spot kick in United’s FA cup win over West Ham, which was his fifth failed penalty in his last nine attempts.
The England internationals overall record from the spot since joining the Red Devils in 2004 is 10 misses out of 27, and Keane is convinced Rooney’s latest failure will be one too many for Ferguson.
“He [Ferguson] will be fuming,” he told the Mirror. “I think that will be the last penalty Rooney takes for United.
“He could have made things a lot easier. The last thing the manager would have wanted was for the game to go to extra-time.
“Wayne has missed 10 now and that is far too many. Clearly he is not up to to it in terms of taking penalties. Van Persie I’m sure will be delighted to take over that role.”
As Keane suggested, Robin van Persie would be the likely option to takeover the duty from Rooney but he has also missed from the spot this season against Southampton, although scored his only other attempt against Liverpool.
United face Tottenham at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday, looking to avenge the defeat handed out to them by the London club earlier this season at Old Trafford.